Figures philosophiques de la modernité juive
Collection Philosophie & théologie
160 pages - mai 2011
This book assembles the conferences given by Stéphane Mosès (Berlin, 1931 - Paris, 2007) in January 2006, when he held the Étienne-Gilson chair of Metaphysics at the Institut catholique in Paris. Known to the public as early as 1982 after the publication of his masterly work Système et révélation chez Franz Rosenzweig prefaced by Emmanuel Levinas, his name was forever associated with the author of The Star of Redemption. He wrote ardently about the great periods of modern and contemporary Jewish thought (Mendelssohn, Benjamin, Scholem, Kafka, Jabès, Arendt, Celan) and German philosophy (Hegel, Schelling, Nietzsche), associating his constant meditation of the Bible and the Talmud. It is by examining the different types of relations to the texts of various Jewish thinkers that he progressively came to theorize a distinction, which is exploited centrally here: it concerns the long trajectory of modern Jewish thought since Moses Mendelssohn, between "normative modernity" and “critical modernity”. In this book, Stéphane Mosès adopts an approach of primary interrogations, pointing out the anticipatory way in which certain Jewish thinkers, at the beginning of the 20th century, confront the crisis of classic metaphysics even to its points of rupture, and respond in keeping with the requisites of the “universal”.
- Dimensions : 135x210x12
- ISBN : 9782204095488
- Poids : 240 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Philippe Capelle-Dumont